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Root Canal


Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, involves removing the blood vessels and nerve tissue from an infected or damaged tooth. We ensure that treatment is carried out sensitively. We understand that root canal treatment is often misunderstood and people are often anxious about it.


Why have root canal therapy?

Your teeth have a core of blood vessels and nerves at their centre. This living tissue is called the pulp and is in a space called the root canal. The number of root canals in each tooth varies and every tooth is different. Generally, the further back it is in your mouth the more complex the number and shape of root canals in a tooth. Front teeth often have one root canal, while back teeth usually have three or more. If your tooth is injured or has deep decay, the pulp can be damaged and the blood vessels may die.

A ‘dead’ tooth is likely to get infected with bacteria. Without treatment, a dental abscess can form as the bacteria multiply and toxins leak beyond the end of the roots. As the abscess expands within the bone, the tooth may rise slightly out of its socket and feel tender when you bite down. If left untreated, the infection may spread to the surrounding area, making the whole side of the face sore and swollen too.


Free consultation

To allow you to make an informed decision whether root canal treatment is the right choice for you, we are offering free root canal treatment consultations with Dr Tim Peach, a dentist with a special interest in endodontics.

At the consultation you will receive a bespoke treatment plan with root canal treatment options and associated costs. Root-filled teeth will often require a crown to hold the tooth together and allow confidence with chewing.

Working together, we can help you to make informed decisions about your mouth, your teeth and your smile.

Call 01642 554667 or use our online form.